TAMPEP joins hundreds of sex workers at the 2019 Hurenkongress, Berlin August 2019.

Press Release from organising group BesD below:


A safe space for exchanging experiences and learning from each other

First two days of Congress are strictly sex worker only – only those who are or were active in erotic or sexual services are welcome to participate. Our workshop leaders* are all sex workers* themselves and will share tricks, tips and experiences of all kinds. Some of the workshops will be in German, some in English, some bilingual – as last year, many international colleagues are expected to join in at the Congress.

Whether it is “Professional BDSM for beginners” by London dominatrix Cass Traitor, “Cyber-Security for Sex Workers” by activist Lara, “Fighting Burn-Out through Self Love” by body-worker Dion de Rossi or “Intimate Massage“ by tantra professional Flora – all our workshop topics explicitly address people working in sex work and their specific needs.

A unique opportunity for networking among sex workers*

With the workshops on the 15th and a barcamp on the 16th we strive to offer plenty of space for spontaneous content, for getting to know each other and for strenghtening our personal and professional networks.

The congress is also an opportunity to discuss and educate yourself about complex topics: For example there will be a special workspace for discussing the needs of transgender/transsexual/non-binary/genderqueer people in sex work and TAMPEP- coordinator Anastacia Ryan will lead a discussion on the impact of anti-trafficking measures on migrant sex workers.

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Entry is free for all participants of the Congress (Get your ticket here ) tickets to the Fair are available directly at the event.

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Nothing About Us Without Us

After the Congress it’s time for the World of Whorecraft sex work fair – which is open to the public and has free entry for all participants of the Congress. We would like all interested visitors to have the opportunity to inform themselves beyond media reports – about the industry, the Whores’ Rights Movement and the needs and issues of sex workers*.

Solidarity: Connecting, uniting, taking action together

We are honoured to be joined by allies from all over the world – for example the sexworker movement SWARM from London, the Black Sexworker Collective from New York, Wild Thing from Amsterdam and the ICRSE network. Additionally you can look forward to various performances, spaces devoted to art, film, academical research and much more … If you or your organisation want to join in the program, drop us a line to messe@worldofwhorecraft.de and let’s talk!

Sex workers* and their supporters are introducing relevant issues in and different aspects of their work at information stands, workshops, films, readings and keynote lectures. In addition to the BesD, other German sex work associations, counseling centers and networks will be informing about the political and social challenges sex workers are facing in Germany and internationally. Industry-relevant suppliers, such as the queer sex shop Other Nature, will also be found at the fair. The final program will be published on the website World of Whorecraft.